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The Law (In Plain English) for Writers (Fifth Edition)

No writer, beginning or experienced, will want to be without this book. –Jean Auel, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Clan of the Cave Bear and the Earth’s Children series A career as a writer involves much more than the act of writing itself. In The Law (in Plain English) for Writers, Fifth Edition, Leonard DuBoff and Sarah Tugman proffer invaluable advice for the myriad legal and business facets of being a writer. Readers will discover how to succeed in every area affecting a writer’s livelihood, such as submissions, dealing with agents, taxes, permissions, royalties, alternatives to mainstream publishers, copyright, book and magazine contracts, and how to prevent disputes. This newly revised edition, keeping up with the changing legal landscape, contains information on a variety of legal issues pertinent to writers of all types, including: Updated coverage on issues such as how to avoid trouble posed by the interplay between the right to free speech, privacy, and defamation law Changes in the copyright law, procedures, and recent cases on copyright protection and infringement Updated and revised chapters on the business of writing New and updated Internet resources For writers of all levels, this comprehensive resource is the key to turning a writing career into a sustainable livelihood.

Almost any question you may have about the law and writing is discussed in clear and simple language in Leonard DuBoff’s The Law (in Plain English)(R) for Writers. –Jean Auel, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Clan of the Cave Bear and the Earth’s Children series The Law (in Plain English)(R) for Writers is a gold mine of information for writers who want easy-to-understand explanations about the risk of turning fact into fiction, copyright law, the obligations of agents and publishers, and many of the other legal issues that affect writers. –Phillip Margolin, New York Times bestselling author of Violent Crimes and The Third Victim I’ve had to avail myself of more legal advice than I ever imagined! The Law (in Plain English)(R) for Writers is, as the title indicates, an easy-to-understand explanation of legal issues commonly faced by writers. I highly recommend this comprehensive guide to all writers, beginners and professionals alike. –Valerie Plame, author of Fair Game: My Life as a Spy, My Betrayal by the White House, Blowback, and Burned Leonard DuBoff’s The Law (in Plain English)(R) for Writers is the most accessible and writer-focused tool I know of for understanding the intricacies of contracts and intellectual property rights. It’s a must-have in my personal library and absolutely should be a must-have in yours. I highly recommend it! –Graham Salisbury, author of nineteen bestselling novels, including Under the Blood-Red Sun, winner of the Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction I consider The Law (in Plain English)(R) for Writers my go-to reference for understanding how the principles of the law affect me as an author. . . . Not only does the book cover every aspect of the law as it applies to the writing business, but the practical, everyday examples throughout the text make the subject digestible and understandable to anyone who uses it. . . . This book is a must-have for every author, no matter their genre; it is the only writer’s reference book with a permanent place on my desk. –Annie Adams, author of the Flower Shop Cozy Mystery Series Writers who wield The Law (in Plain English)(R) for Writers have a wonderful map through the minefield of legal complications that writers knowingly and unknowingly face every day. Without realizing it, a writer may breach copyright law, defamation, or even the First Amendment. I highly recommend this read as a must for any current or aspiring author. –Jared Quan, President of the League of Utah Writers, Executive Director of Big World Network, and author of several short stories and books including Changing Wax The Law (in Plain English)(R) for Writers is a detailed, knowledgeable, and crisply written compendium of useful (career-building, not to mention career-saving) information. In eighteen focused chapters, the book covers just about every issue the working writer faces, from dealing with agents to parsing contracts, from collaborating with others to structuring taxes, from privacy concerns to access challenges. It is truly one-stop shopping for the writer who wants to work with eyes wide open in a complex and changing literary landscape. –Lauren Kessler, award-winning author of nine works of narrative nonfiction, including Stubborn Twig, Raising the Barre, Counterclockwise, Dancing with Rose, and Clever Girl
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Laura and Zach – the Ice Cream Shop Boy #2 (Erotic Romance)

Laura’s always been a good girl. She doesn’t speed or smoke or swear.
She’s only given her body and heart to one boy. He repaid her by
dumping her at the wedding altar. She threw up on her wedding dress.Laura’s done being a good girl.Book
2: Former good girl Laura has been liberated, physically, emotionally,
and sexually. She is pursued by a handsome stranger with pale blue eyes
and a passion for combining ice cream flavors, and other sensual
pleasures.Zach is the son of Russian immigrants and the heir and CEO of a chain of expanding ice cream stores.Despite
her instincts to take love slow, Laura is swept away by Zach, falling
deeper and deeper every time he holds her in his muscular arms and she
stares into his sky-blue eyes.Length: Novelette of 16,900 words or 68 book pages. This is the second story in a 3-part series.Spice Level: Erotic and romantic. This story contains super-hot sex, M/F. For adults, 18+ only.Series order:#1 – Laura’s Solo Honeymoon#2 – Laura and Zach#3 – Laura’s New Life

The Laughing Corpse

‘The older the zombie, the bigger the death needed to raise it.’After a few centuries, the only death ‘big enough’ is a human sacrifice. I know because I’m an animator. My name is Anita Blake. Working for Animators, Inc. is just a job – like selling insurance. But all the money in the world wasn’t enough for me to take on the particular job Harold Gaynor was offering. Somebody else did, though – a rogue animator. Now he’s not just raising the dead… he’s raising Hell. And it’s up to me to stop it.

The Last Supper

When prize-winning author Rachel Cusk decides to travel to Italy for a summer with her husband and two young children she has no idea of the trials and wonders that lie in store. Their journey leads them to both the expected – the Piero della Francesca trail and queues at the Vatican – and the surprising – an amorous Scottish ex-pat and a longing for home – all seen through Cusk’s sharp and humane perspective. Exploring the desire to travel and to escape, art and its inspirations, beauty and ugliness, and the challenge of balancing domestic life with creativity, The Last Supper is a wonderful travel book about life on the most famous art trail in the world, from one of Britain’s most pre-eminent writers.

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Last Stand on Talos Seven

Wizard Scouts are the greatest fighting force the galaxy has ever seen. When there’s planet-sized trouble, sometimes only a wizard scout will suffice.
After the citizens of Talos Seven discover a rich titanium vein on their planet, they think it will be a boon for all. That is, until the pirates show up. Soon the Talosians, young and old, are forced to work in the pit mine in return for the pirates’ protection.
After the murder of the town’s mayor, young Anna finally has enough. Scrounging together as many credits as she can find, she takes off in a battered survey ship to find help for her beleaguered planet. What she finds is Wizard Scout Trinity Delgado.
With time of the essence, Trinity gathers together five medically disabled wizard scouts to help her defend a planet from a vastly superior force of armored attack vehicles. To make matters worse, other forces are at play that threatens the entire galaxy. Caught between the pirates and an armada of the bat-like soldiers of the Crosoian Federation, Trinity and her ragtag band of mercenaries must somehow snatch victory from certain defeat in the face of impossible odds.
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Last Screw Before I Do

Many people get the pre-wedding jitters. What better way to get it out of one’s system than with a little last-minute sexual deviance? Last Screw Before I Do packs two back-to-back tales of last-minute lust into one affordable pair. Features Our Best Man and My Brother’s Lover, previously published MMF/bicurious stories together for the first time and hotter than ever!

Last Scene Alive

In the first installment of the Aurora Teagarden series, Real Murders, the small town of Lawrenceton, Georgia, was beset by a series of horrific murders. Librarian Aurora “Roe” Teagarden teamed up with true crime writer Robin Crusoe to catch the killer, and the results of their investigation have gone down in Lawrenceton history.
Now Robin is back in town, set to begin filming the movie version of the terrible events of so many years ago. Of course he’s not alone-he brings with him a cast and crew the size of which nearly overwhelms the tiny excitement-starved town. Roe is disturbed to discover that the film’s crew includes her stepson, who despises her, as well as an actress set to play her in the film. Everyone in Lawrenceton suddenly goes movie crazy, mentally composing awards-acceptance speeches while prancing around the fringes of the set awaiting discovery.
Roe’s not so crazy about the whole thing…and neither is a secret, vicious murderer. When bodies start dropping, it’s up to Roe to reprise her role as amateur sleuth and stop the carnage before it gets out of hand. It’s no problem for the beloved small-town librarian in this wonderfully cozy installment in the adored Aurora Teagarden mystery series.

The Last Olympian

All year the half-bloods have been preparing for battle against the Titans, knowing the odds are against them. Kronos is stronger than ever, and with every god and half-blood he recruits, his power only grows.           
In this momentous final book in the New York Times best-selling series, the prophecy surrounding Percy‘s sixteenth birthday unfolds. And as the battle for Western civilization rages on the streets of Manhattan, Percy faces a terrifying suspicion that he may be fighting against his own fate.

The Last of the Mohicans

Romance, war, adventure, danger: no wonder James Fenimore Cooper’s novel has inspired countless film and TV adaptations. The Last of the Mohicans is an epic tale of American frontier life, set in the colonial era when the …

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Last Man Standing

Seven seconds. That’s all it took for Web London to lose everything: his friends, his team, his reputation. Point man of the FBI’s super-elite Hostage Rescue Team, Web roared into a blind alley towards a drug leader’s lair, only to meet a high-tech, custom-designed ambush that killed everyone around him. Coping with the blame-filled words of anguished widows and the suspicions of colleagues, Web tries to put his life back together. To do so, he must discover why he was the one man who lived through the ambush – and find the only other person who came out of the alley alive . . . a ten-year-old boy who has since disappeared. Acting on his instincts, Web believes he knows where the killer will strike next. Only this time, he may not survive the attack. In this extraordinary work, David Baldacci uses his unsurpassed storytelling skills to explore the essence of survival itself, as a conspiracy of violence surrounds an FBI agent whose fate was to be the . . . Last Man Standing.

The Last Illusion

Irish immigrant and PI Molly Murphy is thrilled to have a ticket to the theater to see a trio of illusionists that are all the rage. Indeed, headlining is Harry Houdini, the most sensational of them all; he has just returned from entertaining European kings and queens for a brief run on Broadway.
          But before Houdini can even take the stage, the opening act goes horribly wrong and to the crowd’s shock the illusionist saws into his assistant. In the aftermath, the stunned performer accuses Houdini of tampering with the equipment he keeps under lock and key. And he’s not the only one critical of “The King of Handcuffs.” Risking his life every night, Houdini has raised the stakes to such a perilous level that he’s putting lesser acts out of business.
          With everyone on edge, Houdini’s wife hires Molly to be part investigator/part bodyguard, but how can she protect a man who literally risks his life every night? And how is she going to uncover whether these masters of illusion are simply up to their tricks or if there truly is something much more treacherous going on.
          With sparkling wit, charming characters, and historic detail, multiple award winner Rhys Bowen brings early-twentieth-century New York City and the fantastic performers of the time vividly to life in *The Last Illusion*.

The Last Honest Woman

Abigail O’Hurley Rockwell was a desperate woman. Journalist Dylan Crosby was going to start digging up her past for the book he was writing about her infamous late husband. It was just research to him, but to her it was a painful reality that had to be kept under lock and key for the sake of her children. Abby would do anything to keep their world safe – no matter how compelling Dylan’s promises might be…” – back cover.

The Last Hero: A Discworld Fable

SUMMARY: Cohen the Barbarian.He’s been a legend in his own lifetime.He can remember the good old days of high adventure, when being a Hero meant one didn’t have to worry about aching backs and lawyers and civilization.But these days, he can’t always remember just where he put his teeth…So now, with his ancient (yet still trusty) sword and new walking stick in hand, Cohen gathers a group of his old — very old — friends to embark on one final quest. He’s going to climb the highest mountain of Discworld and meet the gods.It’s time the Last Hero in the world returns what the first hero stole. Trouble is, that’ll mean the end of the world, if no one stops him in time.

Last Ditch

Horseplay turns deadly… Young Ricky Alleyn has come to the picturesque fishing village of Deep Cove to write. Through the sleepy little town offers few diversions, Ricky manages to find the most distracting one of all: murder. For in a muddy ditch, he sees a dead equestrienne whose last leap was anything but an accident. And when Ricky himself disappears, the case becomes a horse of a different color for his father, Inspector Roderick Alleyn.

It’s time to start comparing Christie to Marsh instead of the other way around. — New York magazine
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The Last Coyote

The Last Coyote (Harry Bosch Series #4) by Michael Connelly
Harry’s life is a mess. His new house has been condemned because of earthquake damage. His girlfriend has left him. He’s drinking too much. And he’s even had to turn in his badge: he attacked his commanding officer and is suspended indefinitely pending a psychiatric evaluation. At first Bosch resists the LAPD shrink, but finally he recognizes that something is troubling him, a force that may have shaped his entire life. In 1961, when Harry was twelve, his mother was brutally murdered. No one was ever even accused of the crime. Harry opens up the decades-old file on the case and is irresistibly drawn into a past he has always avoided. It’s clear that the case was fumbled. His mother was a prostitute, and even thirty years later the smell of a coverup is unmistakable. Someone powerful was able to keep the investigating officers away from key suspects. Even as he confronts his own shame about his mother, Harry relentlessly follows up the old evidence, seeking justice or at least understanding. Out of the broken pieces of the case he discerns a trail that leads upward, toward prominent people who lead public lives high in the Hollywood hills. And as he nears his answer, Harry finds that ancient passions don’t die. They cause new murders even today. The Last Coyote is that rarest of novels, a moral thriller, a breakneck-paced tale that opens up the heart’s most secret wounds. No one who reads it will remain unchanged or forget the passion of Harry Bosch. Before he can get back on the beat, Harry has to convinvce the LAPD psychiatrist — and more importantly, himself — that he’s emotionally up to it.

The Last Continent

EDITORIAL REVIEW: Something is amiss at Unseen Unversity, Ankh-Morpork’s most prestigious (i.e., only) institution of higher learning. **A professor is missing–but a search party is on the way!** A bevy of senior wizards will follow the trail wherever it leads–even to the other side of Discworld, where the Last Continent, Fourecks, is under construction. **Imagine a magical land** where rain is but a myth and the ordinary is strange and the past and present run side by side. **experience the terror** as you encounter a Mad Dwarf, the Peach Butt, and the dreaded Meat Pie Floater. **Feel the passion** as the denizens of the Last Continent learn what happens when rain falls and the rivers fill with water (it spoils regattas, for one thing). **Thrill to the promise* of next year’s regatta, in remote, rustic Didjabringabeeralong. It’ll be asolutely gujeroo (no worries).